The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State

Bookish Texas • Events Around the State

The most comprehensive listing of book and author events, festivals, readings, lectures, and signings in the Lone Star State

Don't see your book or literary event here? Email Events@lonestarliterary.com with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.

Bookish goings-on in Texas

compiled exclusively for Lone Star Literary Life

by Texas Book Lover

FOR THE WEEK OF 11.24.2019

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Old Town Books Grand Opening, San Angelo, November 29-30

Indies First/Small Business Saturday, nationwide, November 30

 

EXHIBITS:

The Essential J. Frank Dobie, San Marcos, through December 1

Modernist Networks: The Annette Campbell-White Collection, Austin, August 24-January 5

Yuyi Morales: Soñadora, Abilene, November 14-May 28, 2020

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24:

Dallas

Half Price Books Mother Ship, Dallas native Leah Santa Maria signing her Christmas children's book, Always The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, 1PM

Lucky Dog Books – Oak Cliff, Jean Watters signing Over the Horizon, 2PM

The Wild Detectives, Backyard Story Night - Dallas Edition, 7PM

Houston

Brasil Houston, Public Poetry presents Enough Anthology book launch, 3PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, NaNoWriMo writing sprints: win a gift card!, 12PM

Leander

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, NaNoWriMo Writers' Refuge, 11AM

Richardson

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "How to Pitch to Magazines" with Alex Temblador, 3PM

The Drawing Board, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Submission Tools & Tricks" with Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, 3PM

South Padre Island

Paragraphs on Padre, Folk tales and Rio Grande Valley history with storyteller José Sánchez, 3PM

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

Austin

BookPeople, Ali Miller discussing and signing The Anti-Anxiety Diet Cookbook, 7PM

Houston

The Outreach Center of West Houston, Blue Willow Bookshop presents Holly Black reading and signing The Queen of Nothing, the third book in her Folk of the Air series, 7PM

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

Austin

BookPeople, Jean Mendoza discussing and signing An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (for Young People), 7PM

Native Hostel, Austin Poetry Slam hosted by Jomar Valentin, 7:15PM

Boerne

Patrick Heath Public Library, Percussion and Prose, 6:30PM

El Paso

The Black Orchid Lounge, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Poetry Open Mic, 8PM

Mission

Whistling Duck, Slamsgiving Poetry and Beer, 8PM

San Antonio

The Mix, PuroSlam with DJ Donnie Dee, 9:30PM

Webster

B&N - Baybrook, Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 7:30PM

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

El Paso

El Velvet Elvis, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 9PM

Houston

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Open Mic featuring Jus Marvin, 7:30PM

Lubbock

B&N, The Right Combination: Finding Love and Life After Divorce book signing with Barbie and Richard Armenta, 3PM

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

Happy Thanksgiving! Don't read at the dinner table, y’all—unless you’re reading to each other. 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

Dallas

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam presents Imani Cezanne, 8PM

El Paso

Fahrenheit 180, Barbed Wire Open Mic Series, 8:30PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Black Friday Customer Appreciation: $5 Fill-Ups, 1PM

Leander

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Black Friday: specials and gift-card drawings, all day

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30:

Abilene

Texas Star Trading Co., Children's author David Goodner signing his Ginny Goblin books on Small Business Saturday, 1PM

Austin

Half Price Books - Southpark Meadows, mystery author Deanna King signing Twist of Fate, 12PM

Half Price Books - S. Lamar, mystery author Deanna King signing Twist of Fate and her children's book, Gracie's Story, 3PM

Boerne

Patrick Heath Public Library, Tammie Jo Shults discussing and signing the young readers edition of her book, Nerves of Steel, 11AM

Dallas

Community Beer Company, Small Business Saturday: the Bibliobus will be at the Boho Market, 1PM

Fort Worth

The Dock Bookshop, Reading Wonderland Children's Book Fair, 3PM

Leaves Books & Tea Shop, Small Business Saturday at the Shops on St. Louis, all day

Harker Heights

B&N, JD Broyhill signing Alexis Snipperdoom: Power Plays, 1PM

Houston

Blue Willow Bookshop, Small Business Saturday, all day

Brazos Bookstore, Small Business Saturday: coffee, champagne, shopping, and special guest bookseller, author Chris Cander, all day

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

River Oaks Bookstore, Robert D. Jacobus discussing and signing Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football, 3PM

Leander

Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences, Small Business Saturday: specials and gift-card drawings, all day

San Antonio

The DoSeum, Guest Author Series: Carmen Tafolla, former Texas Poet Laureate, 11:30AM

The Twig Book Shop, Nick Green signing The Mountain, 11AM

San Marcos

Half Price Books, Jo Ann Lipscomb signing her Christian self-help book, My Gift Revealed My Purpose, 12PM

Weslaco

The Storybook Garden, Shop Small for Indies First special event, all day

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1:

Austin

B&N - Arboretum, Deanne King signing Twist of Fate, 2PM

Houston

Writespace, workshop: "#Metoo: Writing about Sexual Harassment and Trauma" with Dr. Cynthia Childress, 3PM

Mansfield

Half Price Books, Local Author Sundays: meet local indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Keenan Evans signing The Friday Night West Texas Deadkillers' Club, 12PM

 

Don't see your book or literary event here? Email Events@lonestarliterary.com with your complete info two weeks in advance of the issue in which your event is scheduled, and we'll include it.